Photo of the Day: August 29, 2017

A 1969 J.W Dant bourbon decanter picturing the battle of the Alamo from 1836. I’ve had a lifelong fascination and interest in the battle, so when I saw this in an antique shop in Keyport, New Jersey, I had to have it. Whatever the cost. Surprisingly enough, the cork was perfectly intact, meaning this becomes…

Product Review: Cask & Crew Walnut Toffee Whiskey

I’m not a fan of flavored whiskeys (or whiskey liqueurs as I like to call them). I do not keep any on my bar. That changed with the addition of Cask & Crew walnut toffee flavored whiskey. Will bought me a bottle as a random gift under advice from his friend Noelle (she’s two for…

Travel Guide CT: Maggie McFly’s (Glastonbury)

When you walk in, you are immediately met with a dessert-making station. Cakes and ice cream are sourced from local bakeries and dairy producers. As you wait, you stare at the display case. We grabbed a menu to browse. We knew very shortly after that we were skipping over an appetizer to save room for…

Travel Guide PA: Booze Notes on this Current Trip

Years ago, my friend Jeff said the only two things more expensive in Pennsylvania are gas and alcohol. So far, he’s been right. I always visit the liquor stores just to see if they have anything I cannot find in New Jersey, but more often than not, I walk out empty-handed. For example, Johnnie Walker…

Another History of Liquor Lecture

On March 2nd, I will be giving a lecture on the history of liquor at Brookdale Community College for the third time. To my happiness, it has been very well received so far, even calls for a sequel. I try to cover as much as I can. Such an extensive topic can not be condensed into…

Travel Guide PA: King of Prussia and the Surrounding Area

King of Prussia is one of those places I have driven past my entire life en route to Lancaster. I knew there was a mall—a big mall—but that was about it. A day-trip this weekend turned into a one night’s stay, so here are some quick hits for the Travel Guide.

Christmas 2016 Product Review: Torani Bacon Syrup

There is bacon everything on the market. I love the smokey pork product as much as anyone, but how much is too much? Months ago, I was introduced to something called Bacon Syrup. While I was very skeptical at first, an initial whiff of the liquid produced by Torani had me going,”Wow!”. It truly smelled…

Travel Guide PA: Kennett Square Odds and Ends

Below are some food and drink-related odds and ends which did not make it into my restaurant reviews from this past trip to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Again, we went in August, so don’t be thrown off guard with mentions of how hot it was as I sit here posting this in 30 degree December weather.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016: What’s Cooking?

Ah, the day has finally come. The one holiday anyone can celebrate. What is more American than a day devoted entirely to eating? Not much else. Below is what is one the menu in my house today. My mom takes care of most of it, but there are a few things I will be handling…

Travel Guide PA: Strasburg is a Train Lover’s Paradise

Any chance you get to have a drink aboard a hundred-plus year old rail car, you have to take it. The modicum that Strasburg and it’s many train-based attractions are only appealing to families or those who have small children is a false one. Anyone can have fun here. While I am not a “Rail…